2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Defer Rebasing Nursing Facility Rates

Item 325 #51h

Item 325 #51h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 ($8,300,000) FY2004 $0 GF
FY2003 ($8,500,000) FY2004 $0 NGF

Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,323,003,655" and insert "$3,306,203,655".
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services governing Medicaid reimbursement to nursing facilities to defer the rebasing of reimbursement rates until July 1, 2003.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment defers for one year rebasing the reimbursement rate for nursing facilities. The introduced budget assumed that these rates would be rebased effective July 1, 2002. These reimbursement rates would be rebased beginning in fiscal year 2004.)